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The Ghost Walks (1934)

Passed | | Mystery, Thriller | 1 December 1934 (USA)
During a stormy night at an old dark mansion, people who claim to see ghosts roaming the halls are later found murdered.

Director:

Frank R. Strayer (as Frank Strayer)

Writer:

Charles Belden (original screenplay) (as Charles S. Belden)
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Miljan ... Prescott Ames
June Collyer ... Gloria Shaw
Richard Carle ... Herman Wood
Henry Kolker ... Dr. Kent
Johnny Arthur ... Homer Erskine
Spencer Charters ... Guard
Donald Kirke ... Terry Shaw aka Terry Gray
Eve Southern ... Beatrice
Douglas Gerrard ... Carroway (as Douglas Gerard)
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Jarvis
Jack Shutta Jack Shutta ... Head Guard
Harry Strang ... Guard
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Storyline

On a stormy night, a theatrical producer, his secretary, and playwright Prescott Ames are stranded when their car skids off the road and gets stuck. The three take refuge in the nearby home of Dr. Kent, a friend of Ames. One of Kent's patients, who is staying at the house, is acting strangely, and the others in the house tell the newcomers that she is behaving this way because it is the anniversary of her husband's murder. At dinner, the group begins exchanging accusations about the murder, when suddenly the lights go out, and soon afterwards comes the first in a series of mysterious and fearful events. Written by Snow Leopard

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1934 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Herman Wood: Was tha - was that the clock?
Homer Erskine: Ye - yes, I - I - I guess so. I - I - I think so. It must have been. But it's a union clock.
Herman Wood: What do you mean?
Homer Erskine: Well, it strikes any old time.
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Pleasantly surprised
4 March 2006 | by greggbraySee all my reviews

I have this movie on a collection of inexpensive B-movies. It's not restored, in fact, the audio was difficult to discern for the first few minutes.

At first, it seemed like a typical haunted house film, and feels very much like the forerunner of Clue, Murder by Death, House on Haunted Hill, etc.

About a half hour into the film, the storyline takes a really interesting twist--and it goes from being a cliché melodrama to something entirely different, and far more entertaining than I had initially thought.

Check it out, it's a great deal of fun, even if the long clips and wider shots (and near lack of music score) make it feel a bit creaky by today's standards.


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